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The ANNIKA Foundation to Host Inaugural CDW Girls Junior All-Star Championship

<i>The tournament marks the American Junior Golf Association’s first-ever all-girls Ninja Junior All-Star Series event</i>
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ORLANDO, Fla. — The ANNIKA Foundation today announced it’s expanding its portfolio of tournaments with the inaugural CDW Girls Junior All-Star Championship taking place August 15 to 18 at the Ravinia Green Country Club in Riverwoods, Ill. The event will be operated by the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) and marks the first ever all-girls Ninja Junior All-Star Series event conducted by the AJGA. The tournament will be supported by CDW in partnership with Microsoft Client Solutions.

Designated as an ANNIKA Foundation’s Pathway Series event, the tournament offers an opportunity for young female golfers to advance to the next level of competitive play. The winner will earn an exemption to compete in the 2025 Hilton Grand Vacations ANNIKA Invitational presented by Rolex.

In collaboration with the ANNIKA Foundation, we’re proud to introduce the CDW Girls Junior All-Star Championship, exclusively for young female talent aged 12 to 15. This groundbreaking event isn't just about golf. Thanks to CDW and the ANNIKA Foundation, it’s about fostering a community of empowered young girls who are poised to inspire and lead both on and off the fairway.
Stephen Hamblin, AJGA Executive Director

The CDW Girls Junior All-Star Championship will feature a field of 78 elite female players ages 12 to 15. Competitors will be selected using the AJGA’s Performance Based Entry system and will compete in a three-day stroke-play format.

In addition to tournament play, the event will feature an educational session for tournament participants. The More Than Golf session will impart valuable life lessons that young, aspiring golfers can use on and off the course.

This tournament is all about providing young female golfers with more opportunities to compete while showcasing the valuable life lessons the game provides and how they can be applied to everyday pursuits. We’re proud to be partnering with CDW and the AJGA to make this tournament possible, and to further the ANNIKA Foundation’s mission of empowering the next generation of women and girls through golf and in life. We are also happy to help the United States Golf Association identify talent for their newly established U.S. national teams.

With CDW’s support, the ANNIKA Foundation will also host a first-of-its-kind clinic for female business executives to learn more about the game and all the lessons it has to offer on and off the course. The Executive Women’s clinic will be modeled after the foundation’s Share My Passion clinics, which give young female golfers the opportunity to learn about the game and the positive impact it can have on their lives.

We’re excited to partner with Microsoft Client Solutions to support the inaugural Girls Junior All-Stars Championship as it debuts here in Illinois this coming August. As title sponsor, we’re proud to see these young athletes get the opportunity to showcase and further develop their talents and passion for the game, not only in competing against their peers but in building valuable life skills that will serve them in their chosen pursuits both on and off the golf course.
Cassie Gulbrandsen, Director, Partner Business Development — Sports and Entertainment at CDW

To learn more about the CDW Girls Junior All-Stars Championship, visit . For more information about the ANNIKA Foundation and how it’s bringing the game of golf to more female golfers, visit .

About the ANNIKA Foundation

Annika created the ANNIKA Foundation ( ) after stepping away from professional play to develop, empower and advance young women around the world through golf and in life. Specifically, it provides opportunities in women’s golf at the junior, collegiate and professional levels while teaching young people the importance of personal development, including living a healthy, active lifestyle through fitness and nutrition.

The ANNIKA Foundation annually conducts several Share My Passion grassroots clinics designed to introduce kids to the game. It also conducts six major golf events for aspiring junior girls: the Hilton Grand Vacations ANNIKA Invitational presented by Rolex in the U.S.; the SERI PAK & ANNIKA Invitational Asia in Korea; the ANNIKA Invitational Europe and ANNIKA Cup in Sweden; the Women’s Amateur Latin America with The R&A in Argentina; and the ANNIKA Invitational Australasia in New Zealand.

Since 2014, the foundation has annually hosted the ANNIKA Intercollegiate presented by 3M, a women’s college tournament featuring 12 top Division 1 schoolsMoreover, with the support of the Haskins Foundation, the foundation created the ANNIKA Award presented by Stifel, which is given annually to the best collegiate female golfer.

In 2022, the ANNIKA Development Program was created to support recent college graduates pursuing their dreams of playing professional golf. The foundation is also the main beneficiary of The ANNIKA driven by Gainbridge at Pelican, a new tournament tradition that began on the LPGA Tour in 2023. Most recently, the foundation partnered with the ANNIKA Women’s All Pro Tour to provide development opportunities for professionals looking to one day play in the LPGA Tour.

About the AJGA

The American Junior Golf Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the overall growth and development of young men and women who aspire to earn college golf scholarships through competitive junior golf. The AJGA provides valuable exposure for college golf scholarships, and has an annual junior membership (boys and girls, ages 12-19) of more than 9,000 members from 50 states and 51 foreign countries. Through initiatives like the Liberty National ACE Grant, a financial assistance program, and Leadership Links, a service-oriented platform that teaches juniors charitable-giving skills, the AJGA fosters the growth of golf’s next generation.

TaylorMade and adidas are the AJGA’s National Sponsors, supporting the AJGA for more than 25 years. TaylorMade has served as the Official Ball of the AJGA since 2016. adidas has been the Official Apparel and Footwear of the AJGA since 2017. Rolex, in its fourth decade of AJGA sponsorship, became the inaugural AJGA Premier Partner in 2004.

AJGA alumni have risen to the top of amateur, collegiate and professional golf. Former AJGA juniors have compiled more than 1,000 victories on the PGA and LPGA Tours. AJGA alumni include Patrick Cantlay, Billy Horschel, Collin Morikawa, Scottie Scheffler, Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas, Tiger Woods, Paula Creamer, Jessica Korda, Nelly Korda, Cristie Kerr, Stacy Lewis, Inbee Park, Lexi Thompson and Rose Zhang.

About CDW

CDW Corporation is a leading multi-brand provider of information technology solutions to business, government, education and healthcare customers in the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada. A Fortune 500 company and member of the S&P 500 Index, CDW helps its customers to navigate an increasingly complex IT market and maximize return on their technology investments. For additional information, please visit .